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#1
Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   312 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1463 comments
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   795 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1506 comments
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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.... (more »)
Subsection: Limericks   813 comments
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   352 comments
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#9
Beauty
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a vison of beauty with heart so sweet kindest smile and eyes so deep as fragrant as honey blossom which fills this summers evening  like the summers meadow  which fills my horizon  it is matched by beauty the delicate flowers and... (more »)
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#10
The Dance of Defeat
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He smiles, a bright blue flame She grins back, an ocean of pain He takes a step, dangerous and bright She fluidly moves closer, and others marvel at the sight His eyes bore into hers, smoldering and burning She stares back, calculating... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads  
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What a Pity
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What a pity, what a pity That the stars are stuck in your eyes That when you smile and gaze at me You end up causing my demise   What a pity, what a pity That your smile rivals the sun So blindingly, breathtakingly beautiful... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads  
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#12
Thoughts from Her
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I’ll admit I used to pretend to fall asleep, body pressed against your warmth and cheek pressed against the confident heartbeat keeping time beneath your skin. And I used to imagine that the ticking of your heart was solely for the... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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The Definition of Good Parenting
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The definition of parenting Does not rest solely on what that Parent has done in the life of their child, But that they cared enough To be in their child's life. (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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#14
Random Poetry
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Life When life gives you lemons You make lemonade While life gives you sadness You search happiness When life gives you pain You seek pleasure While life stabs you in the back Your insistent is to find protection Life is full of pop... (more »)
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#15
What happens if I never get another chance ?
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It has been 2 years, 11 months, and 7 days and the thought of you still plagues my heart with regret. Do you think about me at all ? I think about you every day. Do you ever wonder if you will see me again ? I miss you enough for a thousand... (more »)
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2:28 a.m.
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Thoughts of you take over the time I should rest, it's hard here without you but I am trying my best. I miss you more each day I am alive, it's making it incredibly difficult to survive. I know I hurt you in the worst possible way, but I still... (more »)
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